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Joined chain on the same link :(

gcwebbyukgcwebbyuk Posts: 1,926
edited March 2017 in Workshop
So I mnade a school boy error when joining my Shimano chain...

I have joined it twice on the same link:

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Is this safe, or should I consider replacing it?

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  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    I don't know that it's inherently any more risky, I'd probably be inclined to just bring a couple of quick/missing/power links along when you ride it (and a chain breaker) in case it does come apart.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    It's fine.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,757
    Each joint is independent of any other, I see that as no greater risk than two joints further apart.

    I always carry a chain splitter and powerlinks anyway.
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    Agreed it is better to avoid opening the chain at the same pin as repeatedly pushing pins through the sideplates will result in the plates being stressed with the potential for failure. Now you've done it there's not much you can do about it but as long as it seems OK I'd just ride it as normal TBH. Just avoid doing it again in future....
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • gcwebbyukgcwebbyuk Posts: 1,926
    Thanks for the replies. I always keep a small chain to and pins in my saddle bag.

    I made the mistake a few months ago now, and have done many hours of turbo training without any issues so I might be lucky!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    It's not a question of luck at all - it's fine.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • But what if you'd taken it to your bike shop to have a new chain fitted and they'd done that!! You'd want a new chain!!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    eh? What are you on about?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • bbrapbbrap Posts: 610
    But what if you'd taken it to your bike shop to have a new chain fitted and they'd done that!! You'd want a new chain!!

    If they used two pins to put on a new chain I'd want a new bike shop.
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